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Gisborne District Council Development Engineer – Geotech

- Olivia Gill
Gisborne District Council is working together with communities to make our aspirations happen. Tairawhiti is the first place to see the light and we’re working to transform our region to be the first choice for people and lifestyle, the first place...

2020 Postgraduate courses at the University of Canterbury

- Olivia Gill
About: The University of Canterbury offers a range of post-graduate level courses which can be taken as part of a degree programme, post-graduate certificate, or as a standalone course.  These courses are taught in “block-mode,” where participan...

MBIE November 2019 Building Code Update

- Olivia Gill
Liquefaction-prone ground needs to be mapped We’ve changed B1/AS1 to require robust foundations for liquefaction-prone ground. This change is already in place in the Canterbury region, and will now be extended to all of New Zealand. This will provi...

Future of the New Zealand Geotechnical Database (NZGD)

- Ross Roberts
We’re delighted to report that the New Zealand Geotechnical Database will be fully funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) until 2022, so its short-term future is secure. Special thanks go to John Scott and Jo Horrocks of EQC for driving this...

NZGS Auckland & Northland YGP Symposium – Nov 8th 2019

- Olivia Gill
The 2nd NZGS Auckland & Northland YGP Symposium is happening on November 8th 2019 in Auckland. What is it? A one day event where the young people of the local geotechnical industry gather to share and learn from each other. Hopefully you will not...

NZGS Management Committee – Call for Nominations

- Olivia Gill
Dear Members, The Call for Nominations for the NZGS Management Committee are open. Nominations for THREE elected members to the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Management Committee are requested. A candidate for election must be nominated and seconded by two...

Feedback request – building code issues

- Ross Roberts
The NZGS is represented by the Chair and Vice-Chair, alongside other technical societies, on MBIE’s Building Code Technical Advisory Group (BCTRAG). This group meets with MBIE twice a year to present identified technical risks to MBIE, and we a...